October 22, 2021 by Ana
To choose the right product for your beautiful skin, you must understand the function and benefits of the main ingredients. And that’s why we’re here!
Remember our article about retinol? If you missed it, ladies, make sure you go back and have a look. Your skin will thank you! But, until you do that, you must learn about another ingredient we love and, once you finish reading this article, you will, too. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the hero ingredient of today’s discussion and if you want to find out how it helps improve the look and feel of your skin, continue reading.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Known also as hyaluronan, Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It helps your skin look plumper, dewier, and more hydrated by binding water to collagen and trapping it in your skin. In other words, it is a gooey substance naturally produced by your body that retains water, keeping tissues well lubricated and moist.
The largest amounts of it are present in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes, but, with age, you lose both collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally, this loss leading to dehydrated skin. In addition to aging, cold weather, indoor heaters, different skin conditions, and some skin-care products can cause tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, also leading to dehydration. But, there’s no time to worry. Read on and find out how Hyaluronic Acid can help you keep your skin moisturized and healthy.
Skin Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
The first and most important benefit of HA is its ability to keep your gorgeous skin radiant and hydrated. But, thanks to its ability to retain large amounts of water, it also has amazing anti-wrinkle properties. Yes, HA helps with preventing the appearance of wrinkles and reducing the lines you already have. Not to mention it has stunning antioxidant properties!
In addition to the incredible skin benefits, Hyaluronic Acid is also famous for easing joint disorders, and it’s a great treatment for dry eyes. This is why it is sometimes injected into the joint by a healthcare provider to reduce joint pain and stiffness, and you will find it in many eye drops! Today, however, we’re focusing on your skin, and it’s time to find out how to apply it properly.
How to Apply Hyaluronic Acid
According to Nicolas Travis, the founder of Allies of Skin, many people who have already added HA to their beauty routine don’t use it correctly. For this magic ingredient to work, it must be applied to damp skin.
Applying it to a dry face can actually have the opposite effect of what it should, leaving your skin more dehydrated. How is that possible? Well, when applied to dry skin, it hydrates the surface by pulling the moisture from the deeper layers of skin. And you don’t want that, ladies! You must apply it to moist skin because Hyaluronic acid doesn't contain any water itself. In contact with water, it has a spectacular effect, leading your skin hydrated and plumped.
So, begin by spritzing your face with water or a facial mist. Then, apply the hyaluronic acid treatment and finish by spritzing your face again. Wonderful!
Who Should Use Hyaluronic Acid
The best part of HA is that it’s a perfect ingredient for every skin type. There are tiny chances of encountering side effects as it is nonirritating and doesn’t trigger an allergic reaction or issues like acne or rosacea.
However, dry and mature skin will benefit the most from its effects. As mentioned, our bodies produce less HA as we age. So, when applying it topically, it will have a substantial impact on your complexion.
But, as we always tell you, to have the skin you desire, you must never skip all the other beauty steps that lead to a healthy, glowing, younger-looking complexion. As for miraculous overnight transformations, don’t underestimate the power of the Blumbody patches and pads. Your face, neck, and chest will all benefit from their ability to smoothen and eliminate wrinkles and aging signs no matter their cause. And the best part is that you’ll notice a remarkable change in your skin's elasticity and tone after just a few applications. Not to mention they’re so comfy and easy to apply. Just give them a try!
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